jiǔ wine; liquor

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, yǒu wine vessel; Tenth earthly branch radical 164]

Note

Combines the picture of an amphora (storage vessel) with the liquid radical
Number of strokes 10

Related characters


Using shuǐ : hǎi (sea) fǎ (law) mǎn (to fill) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) qiǎn (shallow) hàn (perspiration) méi (have not) qīng (clear) pào (bubble) hóng (flood) gǎng (harbor) qì (steam)

Sounds same

jiǔ (nine) jiǔ (long time)

Different tone

jiù (fault) jiù (at once) jiù (old)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

酒泉 Jiuquan, Gansu

Proverbs

狗猛酒酸 gǒu měng jiǔ suān Bad company discourages true friends
今朝有酒今朝醉 jīn zhāo yǒu jiǔ jīn zhāo zuì Take advantage of good fortune while it is around
酒肉朋友 jiǔ ròu péng yǒu Cupboard love

Phrases

啤酒 pí jiǔ beer
葡萄酒 pú táo jiǔ wine

Also

酒浆 jiǔ jiāng wine
Warring States

Warring States

History

The second part of the Zhou dynasty was known for incessant warfare between kingdoms. It was time of great importance to China as the philosophical traditions were developed that went on to dominate the next two thousand years. The first unification of China as a large nation state then followed.
The Lay-Osborn Flotilla of 1862-63

The Lay-Osborn Flotilla of 1862-63

History

After China's defeat in the Opium Wars it is amazing that China then chose to buy a naval force from its enemy Britain. Although boats were duly made China refused to take delivery of them and Anglo-Chinese relations went into a further decline.
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